Skyler and Sŭchō

When they got to the top of the steps, a small clearing surrounded by unbelievably huge trees came into view. They had to be at least thirty to forty feet in diameter! The first twenty feet of the main trunk was bare of any branches. The rest of the way up, branches as thick as... Continue Reading →

Skyler and The Roc part 2

Chapter 1 At the beginning of the trip, Skyler had maintained a tight grip on the giant bird’s talons. However, now that they had been traveling for a while, he had become more relaxed and found he could actually enjoy the ride. Laying on his stomach he looked down between the talons and noticed the... Continue Reading →

Skyler and the Roc

Mythical Beast The Roc pictured above. Previously, Skyler was in Cape Cod with Qbit looking for the old man from which Skyler had purchased the hidden gate detector. Just before he stepped through the gate, he learned he was going to have to go by himself. The first thing Skyler noticed when he stepped into... Continue Reading →

Maria Parcak-Ruiz Part 2

In Part 1, Maria, Curly and Lou had been blown clear of a collapsing cave. Lou and Curly were unhurt but Maria's leg had been injured when it was pinned under a large rock during the cave-in. Maria cringed with each step of her prosthetic leg. The pain had gotten worse, so bad, in fact,... Continue Reading →

Maria Parcak-Ruiz Part 1

(Here's something new I'm trying: In order to read more about Maria, Curly, or Lou, click on their names up here or at the end of the story and a new page will open with more information about each of them.) Everything around her seemed to be moving all at once; the ceiling of the... Continue Reading →

Yuki Gets to Earth Part 13

For the second time since she arrived on the planet, Yuki had fallen asleep in a moving vehicle. The gentle swaying and the sound of her mom’s voice had made keeping her eyes open difficult. Her mom, noticing her head drop forward for the umpteenth time, had finally insisted she go to bed. Yuki was... Continue Reading →

Yuki Gets to Earth Part 12

The trip had been uneventful, and the weather stayed nice. Yuki was used to seeing the same type of lifeless and monotonous landscape on the moon, so it didn’t really bother her that she was seeing the same type of thing down here. Every now and then she could hear her grandmother singing, humming or... Continue Reading →

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